Parent Involvement

Sep
3
2013

Teen driver safety: a year-round commitment

By DriveitHOME

Labor Day marked the end of the period known as the 100 deadliest days on the roads for teens. Based on historical trends, as many as 1,500 people may have been killed in preventable young driver-related crashes since Memorial Day. Many parents understand the additional dangers their already vulnerable teen drivers face during this deadly time of the year. Many parents become extra vigilant in an effort to protect their teens. That vigilance must continue all year.

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Aug
27
2013

Guest post: 18 and licensed, but still at risk

By DriveitHOME

Pam Fischer is the leader of the New Jersey Teen Safe Driving Coalition. Pam writes a blog about teen driving issues for Patch.com websites throughout New Jersey. Here is her Aug. 18 post about her 18-year-old son receiving his unrestricted driver’s license.

 

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Aug
16
2013

Video: Safe Driving Games

By DriveitHOME

Parents, here are a few games you can play with your teen drivers as they gain experience and receive licenses! For more safe driving and coaching tips, visit important driveithome.org.

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Aug
13
2013

Not So Fast: Parenting Your Teen Through the Dangers of Driving

By DriveitHOME

Parents often aren’t sure where to begin when it comes to preparing teens to drive. The prospect of allowing teens behind the wheel often is terrifying, and parents need some coaching to understand how to ease those fears. Not So Fast can help parents with new teen drivers navigate the most dangerous time of their teens’ lives while staying calm and comfortable throughout the learning process.

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Aug
8
2013

Video: The most important safe driving tip

By DriveitHOME

There are three things every parent needs to have in order to effectively coach teen drivers. Jim Million, lead driving instructor for Toyota Driving Expectations, explains the keys to effective parental coaching in this video from driveithome.org.

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Aug
6
2013

A teen’s perspective: Respect your parents

By DriveitHOME

Written by: Laura Saldivar

Learning to drive is a stepping stone into the adult world for most teens. The learning process can be stressful, but it can be much easier with the help of a parent. Most teens cringe thinking their parents could be right, much less thinking mom and dad have good advice. However, parents are simply looking out for their teens’ best interests.

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Jul
31
2013

Video: DMV Adventures – Spanish boy

By DriveitHOME

Teens know a lot about many things. Driving is not one of them.

In this humorous video from driveithome.org, a teen talks to the photographer at the DMV about an upcoming Spanish exam.

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Jul
9
2013

Video: Parents are the best driving coaches

By DriveitHOME

The best way to start teach your teen good driving habits is to display them yourself. In this video from DriveitHOME.org, a few parents share their tips and explain the importance of modeling safe driving behaviors.

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Jun
20
2013

Keeps teens safe on the roads and out of the emergency room

By DriveitHOME

In this video from driveithome.org, a pediatric emergency medicine specialist tells parents how to keep their teen drivers safe and out of her emergency room.

To view more informative and insightful videos, visit driveithome.org/multimedia.

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Jun
14
2013

They’re here: the 100 deadliest days for teen drivers

By DriveitHOME

For many teens, the arrival of summer means the end of high school and the beginning of a new chapter of life. Teens use their spare time to socialize with friends, and safety often is one of the last things on their minds.

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